Thursday, February 25, 2021

Biography about Alois Hitler – Hitler was strongly influenced by his father


Adolf Hitler’s family lived in the house of a wealthy Jew; his mother was treated by a Jewish doctor until her death: the historian Roman Sandgruber wrote a biography of Hitler’s father with the help of newly discovered sources and found some surprising things.

Alois Hitler (1837-1903), father of Adolf Hitler, in the uniform of an Austrian customs officer.

Photo: Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo

If you zap your way through the TV program during these pandemic weeks, then the probability is high that you will come across a film that is about Adolf Hitler – Hitler with an additional word seems to guarantee ratings, is repeated and repeated. There is a whole series on “Hitler Privat”, a documentary film concentrates on “Hitler’s Youth”.

Brigitte Hamann and Ian Kershaw appear as educators in many films. With “Hitler’s Vienna”, the historian, who died in 2016, presented a key work that focused on his time in the Austrian capital, while the British historian covered the whole spectrum with his two-part Hitler biography.

The historian Roman Sandgruber has so far made a name for himself in Austria with his publications on cultural and everyday history and most recently on the Rothschild banking house. And now, following the quota and circulation logic, “Hitler’s Father” appears this Tuesday. The fact that the university professor emeritus for economic and social history from Linz dared to write a biography about Hitler’s father Alois has to do with a bundle of 31 letters.

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